Culinary Legacies of Colonialism: An Anti-colonial Menu
Sun 2 Oct at 7pm, Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow
£10 (includes film ticket and two course meal)
Africa in Motion’s anti-colonial menu looks to discuss ancestral delicacies from the African continent pre-colonial rule. This one off dine and view event looks to discuss the politics and heritage of African cooking as one of the least experienced, least understood cuisines in the world, through the research of historical foods and lost recipes from all of Africa with the idea that the hangover of colonial rule clings tightest in the heritage and legacy of food than in any other part of everyday life.
This communal dining experience will be followed by the film Black Girl.
La noire de… (Black Girl) | Ousmane Sembène | Senegal/France 1966 | 1h5m | French with English subtitles | 12
This recently and beautifully restored version of Black Girl is pioneering Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène's first feature film, and is one of the first features by a director from sub-Saharan Africa. The film tells the tragic story of Diouana, a young Senegalese woman who finds work as a childminder for a French couple in Dakar. When the couple return to the south of France, she goes with them, dreaming of a life of luxury and fine clothes on the Côte d'Azur. However, things don't turn out as she planned. A very moving and beautifully filmed portrayal of the gradual breakdown of a fragile, young woman, this is a great opportunity to see one of the genuine classics of African cinema.